New guidelines for managing influenza outbreaks in long-term care facilities – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released new guidelines related to managing influenza outbreaks in long-term care facilities for the 2016-2017 flu season. Influenza is easily introduced into a nursing home by newly admitted residents, health care workers and loved ones who are visiting their relatives. Prevention is important as the transmission of … Continue reading

Updated: Current Perspectives in the literature on Communicating with Residents with Dementia

“Communicating with Residents with Dementia”, from the J.W. Crane Memorial Library’s Current Perspectives series, has been updated with information on new articles, books, videos and web resources. It can be accessed here: Current Perspectives consists of selected articles from the current journal literature, focusing on systematic reviews, best practices and innovative approaches to encourage excellence … Continue reading

New workshop! Overview of citation management (with migrating from RefWorks)

This new Overview of citation management session was designed to help you begin the transition away from RefWorks to one of the other resources we support. Are you a RefWorks user? If so, you may have heard by now that the University of Manitoba Libraries will be ending our subscription at the end of 2017.This session will … Continue reading

Changes to Lexicomp – what you need to know

The University of Manitoba Libraries maintains a subscription to Lexicomp online which includes access to the databases Lexi-drugs and AHFS Essentials. Lexicomp online also provides access to tools such as, the drug interaction checker, IV compatibility tool and drug ID tool. Notable changes have been made to access via the Lexicomp mobile app. Currently, users can … Continue reading

Report calls on government to invest more in long-term care and aging population – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

A 2017 report compiled by the Canadian Association for Long Term Care (CALTC) states that the Trudeau government needs to invest more in order to make improvements to the care provided to seniors in long-term care facilities. CALTC points to statistics that show that the number of seniors age 65 and older will rise by … Continue reading

New Additions to the Relax ‘n Read Leisure Reading Collection

In partnership with the Winnipeg Public Library, the NJM Health Sciences Library is pleased to offer a wide selection of fiction and non-fiction reading material for University of Manitoba Library users. For more information about our Leisure Reading Collection, please visit The Chemist Stephanie Meyer SPIES / THRILLER “She used to work for the U.S. government, … Continue reading